Congratulations to Dr Christine Chen on getting the National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards 2010 - Volunteer of the Year Award
The National Volunteerism and Philanthrophy Awards 2010 was held on 3 December 2010. Dr Christine Chen, Founder and President of AECES, received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Singapore's President SR Nathan at the Istana, the official home of the President. This year, there were a total of six recipients who were honoured at the Nationaly Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards 2010.
President of Singapore giving the award to Dr. Chen
Six awards recipients together with Singapore's President and Ministers
Source: Straits Time-Prime (Click here for the pdf version)
In an article found in Yahoo, Singapore - Fit to Post Newsroom, Dr Chen stated that she was "honoured to receive the award on behalf of all early childhood teachers, who do important work but for years, received little recognition” and “being a volunteer has given purpose to my life.”
Dr Chen continued to state in the interview with Channel News Asia that "volunteering has to come from the heart."
"What are you truly passionate about? If it's about animals, senior citizens or end of life care...whatever it is, look into what is really meaningful to you and then just go and do it and volunteer in that area."
Once again, congratulations to Dr Christine Chen and thank you for being committed in being the agent for change in the life of children and families, and the Early Childhood Education!
- Learn more about the National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards 2010
- Write up by National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) on Volunteer of the Year: Dr Christine Chen
- Dr Christine Chen's Interview - Youtube
The Business Times - National volunteerism, philanthrophy awards for six (pdf)
The Newpaper - Music for old souls (pdf)
联合早报 - 全国志愿服务与慈善中心明年推出：独立慈善分析报告助公众行善前更了解慈善机构 (pdf)
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